The Advent season begins this Sunday and marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year. It is a time of prayer and expectation as we prepare for Christ’s second coming at the end of time and commemorate his birth at Christmas.
With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, it is easy to be distracted and not take advantage of the spiritual opportunities that come with the season. If you are looking for a way to make Advent a more prayerful time, check out the links below for some resources and tips!
Immaculate Heart Radio Pinterest board has lots of inspiration and resources for a happy and holy Advent, and it’s updated daily!
Five Advent Tips by Tom & Caroline McDonald has some great, easy ways to celebrate Advent as a family.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web site has tons of Advent resources, including an interactive Advent calendar with works of mercy and reflections for each day.
Bishop Robert Barron’s Daily Advent Reflections include Advent reflections, exclusive videos, special discounts, and a chance to win free DVDs, CDs, and books and more from Bishop Robert Barron.
Best Advent Ever is a program from Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic that includes daily inspirational e-mails with short videos, encouragement, and coaching for Advent.
Danielle Bean is a popular author and speaker, and she is offering a free daily e-mail that will give you inspiration to think, act & pray every day of Advent.
Catholic All Year has a great post about celebrating everything in its proper season “without feeling like total jerks.”
Catholic Mothers Online has a free printable with 10 December activities for Catholic families.
We hope you and your family have a peaceful and blessed Advent!